2014 Open-Class Dual-Sport Smackdown: Beta 520 RS vs. KTM 500 EXC

While the Beta 520 RS chassis is stable in hardpack, its steering is less precise in deep sand and gives away the Beta’s 10.7-lb. weight disadvantage to the KTM 500 EXC with a full fuel load—and the KTM holds 0.3-gallon more fuel.